A strange absence in PM’s NDR speech

There is a strange absence in PM’s speech. It was strange because it was a straight line account of progress of step by step increments. More of this and that. Except for climate change it seemed that there was nothing else to worry our pretty little heads about; dont worry, the adults are thinking about those things that really matter. You are just trust in us to think and worry for you.

Things like short circuits in the global supply chain that affect our macro economics upon which our micro economics and therefore our on-the-ground concerns rest. We wont talk about this to frighten you and investors as if we arent already worried?

No mention of 4th industrial technology’s impact on jobs.

No mention of the consequential non necessity for bigger population and more fancy real estate.

No mention of inevitable fall in HDB asset value and CPF adequacy.

What is striking is there is not the slightest sign of shift in theory of governance from the father-knows-best ideology even as the more educated populace wants to know the truth of the dangers and therefore gird itself as adults to stand up to them.

The time for involved participation has come but the minders of this society still treat it as a giant daycare centre. This is the elephant in the room. The PM’s speech was well crafted and boosted morale but did it educate?

 

Tay Kheng Soon

 

 

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25 Responses to “A strange absence in PM’s NDR speech”

  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Lies & More Lies!!! after all, that is the way the Indonesians see the Lies and spell Lee as Lie!!!

    The Art of Deceit??? Lies!!!

    The Father of Lies once asked Cynically in the 60s…does Indonesia has Gold or Diamonds which their Leaders claim and told their people and the Malaysians Sultans???… should be retired as the Maharajas/ Sultans of India did…

    Indonesia NOT only have Gold & Diamonds they have practically EVERYTHING that an ILLUSIONIST can only Dream of…and Malaysia??? they have their Sultans and King while Singapore Create dozens of Useless Mayors while New York & London has only ONE

    Lies are the Lifeline of the Lees

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  • KNN:

    ///No mention of 4th industrial technology’s impact on jobs.///

    Plenty of jobs around — PAPies say still got 66,000 unfilled jobs LOL!
    But dunno if these are Grabfood, FoodPanda, toilet cleaners, security guards, dish washers, or hawkers.

    ///No mention of the consequential non necessity for bigger population and more fancy real estate.///

    Sinkland still need fancy real estate. Otherwise how to attract people like Eduardo Saverin, James Dyson & Nas Daily to migrate to Sinkland and create jobs for PRs & FTs … oh maybe also jobs for sinkies too.

    ///No mention of inevitable fall in HDB asset value and CPF adequacy.///

    HDB — we are deaf frogs to criticism!

    CPF — that’s why we change the law to work until 70, maybe next time until 85. And also all the CPF going into Special Account, you know, can see cannot take out portion of CPF?? Don’t worry — after you work till 70 or 80, your CPF sure full full fat fat one.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    If S’pore (the PAP) as a nation can’t confront their future worries & hidden fears that the mass population holds about:

    1. the fading hopes of a dignified retirement (longer retirement age & CPF issue);

    2. their fading dreams of a Swiss Standard of living (what can you afford really? other than working to death);

    3. the increasing unaffordability of living & housing (30 year mortgage in an unstable job market);

    4. the lack of good jobs & of employment prospects (other than being hawkers, food delivery guys & grab drivers);

    5. the increasing cost of healthcare & fears of affordability in getting medical help (assisted death cheaper option than medical solutions);

    6. the purpose of a competitive education yet cannot get good jobs plus the “real” purpose of funding foreigners education (a waste of resources); &

    7. the HDB equation (no value upon lease expiry) which now confounds people’s once held belief of Asset Enhancement that created hopes of a blissful retirement vehicle & translated into votes – what is the solution?

    If the above issues that I’ve pointed out doesn’t worry you, then you are indeed either a ZOMBIE or you have placed too much faith inside this political system. Either way, you need to make yourself heard like the HK’gers!

    The NDP Speech highlights, or rather shows up the absence of true value of leadership in confronting the bleak future.

    S’pore has got no true leadership but only a group of well-paid administrators funded by an increasing onerous govt revenue collection mechanism. If you cannot see that, then you are truly blind!

    There is no better evidence for people to be self reliant, self sufficient & take responsibility for themselves in this increasing eco-system of political ineffectual governance & fading confidence in their abilities. Leaving has become a better option than staying in a sinking ship!

    And when you pay yourself so well, any suggestion of incoming failures creates policy paralysis & inherent fears of admitting to “no ideas”. Because they themselves created this void of silence & learned helplessness in people so that they could enrich themselves. Now they have placed themselves in a maze which they can’t get out of!

    I fear for S’pore & for S’poreans. If they do not collective take a room for themselves, we as a nation are facing a genocidal end.

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  • AristoCATs? - Limited Capacity:

    Many agreed w Tay.
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    Remember, ND Rally – previous topic – Diabetes !
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    Clueless?
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    Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    CORRECTION:
    “If they do not collective take a room for themselves” to read as…

    “If they do not take collective actions for themselves to change the system”

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  • Lost his way, GOH where?:

    What I saw was like ….. a clown amusing his fans. Whenever the clown paused in his speech, his fans would take the hint to clap or burst into laughter. So many times there’re claps and laughter in between his speech as if he’s said something useful and meaningful but really, did he say anything that truly deserved those response from the audience?

    Oh well, we know. He’s happy; his supporters were happy. After all, it’s all meant to be another wayang for the national TV.

    Like SDP has said, the pap is bankrupt of ideas. So true! Even in a NDR, our pm has no idea what are the important issues for him to say.

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  • Billy:

    Singapore I think water will dry up

    Before flooding.

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  • a truckload of nothing much:

    quote:
    The PM’s speech was well crafted and boosted morale but did it educate?

    “boosted morale”?
    you must be joking?

     

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  • emperor's new clothes:

    what to expect from this PM.
    we should know by now.
    talk so much w/o saying much of worth to citizens n sg.
    Heaven only knows what it will talk about next year!
    maybe how to improve the TFR..?
    hahaha!!

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  • RDB:

    So highly self paid in million S$s, but no credence in his head is it not.

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    After watching NDR speech I am now even more convinced that Singapore needs REGIME CHANGE. PAP is a “spent force”. Time to bury it with LKY. VTO.

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  • bgkl:

    This is the week immediately after rally speech.

    I’ll gauge its impact by the litmus test of the lyrics “There’s a spirit, in the air. It’s a feeling, we all share.” from “Count On Me Singapore”

    So you go out into the streets on your regular work day. Do you feel a more positive vibe? A heightened sense of optimism?

    No, right? Vote the chao papayas out!

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  • Asd:

    Restricting what ? Secret….

    When restructured ? Don’t know…

    How convience ar

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  • Said Darth Vader:

    “I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire … I find your lack of faith disturbing …
    Power! Unlimited power!

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  • just vote for change:

    sampan sinking. theyre the ones holding the oars but have no clue how to use it.
    time to jump ship and swim to shore to save ourselves

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  • Dr Tan and Dr Chee:

    emperor's new clothes:
    what to expect from this PM.
    we should know by now.
    talk so much w/o saying much of worth to citizens n sg.
    Heaven only knows what it will talk about next year!
    maybe how to improve the TFR..?
    hahaha!!

    Next year he will talk no more.
    It will be Dr Tan CB and Dr Chee SJ

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  • Yoda:

    You always have to frighten the population with something to worry about. Climate change and sea level rise are just the thing to scare the daylights out of everybody!

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  • Haigen-Diaz:

    With due respect, I’d rather listen to Carrie Lam speaking from the rostrum instead of him. He seems to lack this ‘quality of character’ because if he was a courageous leader he would be willing to accept criticism from others without retaliating, to hold a full fledged press conference to answer tough and uncomfortable questions.

    Truth? Honesty? All have gone, never to return, for as all know once you loose trust it can never be regained.

    Best to just tune him out. It is sad, and makes one fear for the future of this nation.

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  • lim peh kong:

    Even simple things like public cleanliness is hopeless!

    look at how this PM baosts about his expensive JEWELS that make SG looks great and prosperous and clean and nice,a place so attractive?

    govt outsource contractors,probably grassroot members/leaders the owners,NOT DOING THE JOBS they contract for in the millions of taxpayer money!
    everywhere public cleaning contractors anyhow clean or ‘litter’ the raods.

    if modern technology and outsourced( more efficient according to goh cock tong becos priavte enterprise and not NEA in-house cleaners),then, why our roads are more littered than before?

    NO DUE DILIGENCE,JUST THROW TAXPAYER MONEY AWAY TO GRASSROOT CLEANING CONTRACTORS OR WHAT?

    NEA SLEEPING ON THE JOB.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Did he mention the Hongkies are coming to $G in droves?

    Of course $G will welcome them all…with houses, jobs and free education!!!!

    https://www.rt.com/business/466897-hong-kong-capital-jim-rogers/

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ Harder Truths:
    Better not! Already those with “quick hands” browsing the forthcoming new property launches booking multiple units in advance of the HK tide!

    Ha-ha-ha-ha! There might be even a property bull run coming soon to S’pore! Akan Datang!

    Harder Truths:
    Did he mention the Hongkies are coming to $G in droves?

    Of course $G will welcome them all…with houses, jobs and free education!!!!

    https://www.rt.com/business/466897-hong-kong-capital-jim-rogers/

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ Haigen-Diaz:
    Bro, impossible, lah! The one time he faced obstacle from own cabinet, he “slap” someone!
    Then afterwards, he “contracted” cancer. Had to chiak Bu-pin (on precious herbs & remedies) to recover since!
    Took his Daddy 13 years to reconfigure S’pore cabinet to Yes-men for his comeback. After he came to the hot seat, populated his cabinet with “yes, sir” military buddies & civil service “Beta” Sycophants re: PAs to PM, to Ministers.
    Even former CNA girl who had the audacity to ask about his missus salary kenna ask to find new pastures. According to her, he threw a tantrum immediately after sensitive question. How can anyone dare to ask such questions in the future?

    Haigen-Diaz:
    With due respect, I’d rather listen to Carrie Lam speaking from the rostrum instead of him. He seems to lack this ‘quality of character’ because if he was a courageous leader he would be willing to accept criticism from others without retaliating, to hold a full fledged press conference to answer tough and uncomfortable questions.

    Truth? Honesty? All have gone, never to return, for as all know once you loose trust it can never be regained.

    Best to just tune him out. It is sad, and makes one fear for the future of this nation.

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  • Clueless:

    Singapore is the only country ‘without’ Government, Prime Minister and President. Singaporeans are like orphans and Bastard. So sad.

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  • Sure-or-not:

    Not scared Hongkies start protests. meh.

    Harder Truths:
    Did he mention the Hongkies are coming to $G in droves?

    Of course $G will welcome them all…with houses, jobs and free education!!!!
    https://www.rt.com/business/466897-hong-kong-capital-jim-rogers/

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Harder Truths:
    Did he mention the Hongkies are coming to $G in droves?

    Of course $G will welcome them all…with houses, jobs and free education!!!!

    https://www.rt.com/business/466897-hong-kong-capital-jim-rogers/

    The Hongkongers came in the return of HK to China…but moved out after experiencing the system here as compared to HK pre return…most return to HK to live with the Devil they know for the next fifty YEARS than The Devil they KNOW NOT here

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